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It’s Sunflower Season

Sol Flowers in Anderson, SC Sol Flowers of Anderson, SC is a sunflower field grown so that visitors can enjoy and purchase gorgeous sunflowers. Pre-bundled sunflowers are exchanged for a donation to the Foothills Community Foundation. They have an open house around the first of July every year, so check their Facebook page for up…

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COVID-19 Response Fund

As the impact of COVID-19 grows, many individuals in our communities are feeling the effects of this unprecedented pandemic. Our local non-profit organizations assisting those most affected by the pandemic feel the strain and burden on their resources. These frontline care givers and service providers need our support as they face the day to day…

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Hampton Memorial Dedicated

A project known as Operation Dragonfly honored a hometown hero on March 2nd, dedicating the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial on the grounds of the Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. Attended by scores of veterans, legislators, community members and friends of Captain Hampton, the ceremony was dwarfed by the towering replica helicopter on the site.  “This…

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Irvin L. and Jorene J. Cauthen, 2019 Rainey Award Recipients

Irvin Cauthen always felt a calling to community service and outreach. Most of this stems from his upbringing in Lakeland, Florida, where he was raised in his father’s general store. The store provided a needed service to the local community for groceries, gas, and livestock for community members and travelers.  Some customers were more fortunate…

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Toy Parade Delivers

  You can depend on Robert Fagg and fellow members of his motorcycle club to ride in and deliver Christmas cheer to the Brighter Christmas Fund just in time for Santa. Club members were on hand Saturday, December 21st to present a check to Dean Woods and members of the Brighter Christmas Fund Board in…

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Foothills Community Foundation Earns 4 Star Rating

Foothills Community Foundation’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on…

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The James T. and Anita R. Boseman Donor Advised Fund

This is part of our ongoing “Donor Spotlight” series. Spotlight on: J.T. Boseman If you know J. T. Boseman, you know a servant leader.  If you have had the opportunity to serve alongside him, you already know that J.T. is going to do what he says he will do. Although he is technically retired from…

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